Quiz access rules: Safe Exam Browser quiz access rule

Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt, Picture of Luca BöschLuca Bösch
This quiz access rule plugin provides Safe Exam Browser 2.0 integration for Moodle.
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This quiz access rule was created by Tim Hunt at the Open University. It provides integration for Safe Exam Browser 2.0 or later with Moodle. It can be used with versions 2.7 of Moodle, or later.

If you install this plugin, there is a new option 'Allowed browser exam keys' on the quiz settings form where you can enter valid keys for version of SEB that should be allowed to attempt the quiz. There is also a new capability 'Not required to use Safe Exam Browser'. Users with that capability (by default teachers and above) are exempt from the secure browser check.

Note this plugin is not needed from Moodle 3.9 onwards any more. Its function is embedded in the default quizaccess_seb access rule. Version 'Release 1.4 for Moodle 3.4+ (20200727)' is the final release.


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  • Picture of Nitin Jain
    Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 9:09 PM
    Please advise
  • Picture of Nitin Jain
    Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 3:45 PM
    @tim hunt,

    I will be grateful, if you may please respond to my last question?
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Tue, Sep 4, 2018, 12:48 AM
    You should use the compatible version (1.1). There has been no significant change in the functionality here for year. This is a simple plugin that just does one thing. The only changes have been for Moodle version compatibility.
  • Picture of Carlos Lopez
    Tue, Sep 4, 2018, 2:36 AM
    My institution would like to protect a little more the content like the review after the exam because the students sometimes copy the information to other students in the review. Is there any way to force the use of the browser in the entire site with moodle?
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 12:15 AM
    Carlos, that would require custom coding. If your site uses a custom theme, then putting this sort of protection code in the theme is a good way to do something that affects every page without changing core code. It should be possible to just call the the functions in this plugin to check for SEB, which should minimise the amount of code that you need to write.
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Tue, Sep 25, 2018, 9:35 AM
    +1 to Carlos' request to require Safe Exam Browser to Review quiz attempts--is there a way to modify the SEB quiz access rule to also check for the SEB for quiz attempt reviews?

    Any hints on what code would need to be modified or would it be possible to extend this plugin to also include checking for SEB for quiz attempt reviews?

    Also wanted to provide positive feedback that the SEB access rule works flawlessly with Moodle and has been a HUGE boost for our teachers to try electronic quizzing and allow students to retake quizzes for mastery and learn from mistakes since quizzes can now be delivered securely...thank you for sharing your great work with the Moodle community!
  • Picture of Heikki Wilenius
    Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 4:34 PM
    Any plans to support Safe Exam Browser's new Config Key feature? That would remove the hassle of updating Browser Exam Keys.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 6:01 PM
    I don't have plans like that. I assume that the makers of SEB are planning to implement something.
  • Picture of Heikki Wilenius
    Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 6:33 PM
    Thanks for the quick reply. Ok, I'll ask the SEB devs then.
  • Picture of Edwin Yeong
    Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 10:35 AM
    Hi guys, I like this plugin. Used it with my moodle version but now I have upgraded my moodle to moodle 3.7. I would like to ask if this could be installed into 3.7? Because I don't see the direct install option available. Please advise.
  • Picture of Abdullah Hasan Tufail
    Mon, Apr 6, 2020, 9:49 PM
    Hi guys, I am using MOODLE 3.7, and have installed SEB 1.3 in the MOODLE environment. But when a student access Quiz through SEB, no option comes for starting the quiz for a student. Is there SEB 1.3 compatibility issue with MOODLE 3.7 or some configuration needed to be done?
  • Picture of Mario Gharib
    Thu, Apr 9, 2020, 2:10 AM
    Dear Moodlers,

    Does anyone knows how to allow Microsoft Teams to be added to the list of Application in the configuration File of the Safe Exam Browser ??? Is it possible ?

  • Picture of Asher Baig
    Sun, Apr 12, 2020, 11:50 PM
    Plugin update required for version 3.8
  • Picture of Luca Bösch
    Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 1:04 AM
    Note: This plugin is neither needed nor maintained from Moodle 3.9 anymore.
    This is because its functionality is built in.
    Two plugins, one shipped (experimental setting) and this one were both merged into a new standard one
    quizaccess_safeexambrowser ⬂
    ----------------------------------------------- quizaccess_seb
    quizaccess_safebrowser ⬀
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Tue, Jul 28, 2020, 8:06 AM
    Congratulations Luca and Tim for your work being put into the Moodle core! Thanks for sharing your great work with the Moodle community!
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